The term 'Critical Defect' in garments has been explained in this article. Example of most common critical defects are given.
Definition of Critical defects:
According to Quality Assurance Manual of Gap Inc. "Anything which can harm the wearer of the product are critical defects".
A critical defect in clothes may cause accident to the wearer and may malfunction when wearer out wearing a garment with critical defect.
All the above critical defects must not be present in the product in any circumstances. In an audit if inspector finds such defects in packed garments, he must fails the audit and ask quality checker for re-inspection of all goods. For the factory, management should run awareness program on critical defects and potential risk of the critical defects at end-user point.